post punk Tag

Siren Songs

Fire Engines, the influential Scottish post-punk band, have Chrome Dawns released by Cherry Red in August. This double CD/vinyl collection boasts all their recorded output on Codex Communications and Pop: Aural. Key tracks include the landmark singles ‘Get Up And Use Me’, ‘Candy Skin’ and ‘Big Gold Dream’, as well

Leeds Are United!

Like many Northern cities, Leeds enjoyed an explosion of music triggered by the big bang of punk rock in 1977. Our new 3-CD set Where Were You: Independent Music From Leeds 1978-89 is the first comprehensive anthology of that fertile era. From punk to goth, indie pop

Deal Wiv Darby

'Deal Wiv It' by Guernsey-born artist Mura Masa, featuring Northampton rapper Slowthai, has been streamed over 24 million times on Spotify and includes a spoken-word sample by post-punk poet Patrik Fitzgerald, whose catalogue is represented by Cherry Red. The song has been used in feature film Darby And The Dead, a Sixth Sense-style

Swing Of Destiny

Fronted by the powerful, soaring vocals of Kirk Brandon, Theatre Of Hate felt like a breath of Post-Punk fresh air back in the early 80s. Cherry Red represents the band's back catalogue, and has also acquired the album Religion, from Kirk’s other band Spear Of Destiny. The band’s seventh album was released in

Forever Ionic

Primarily the vehicle of Mancunian multi-instrumentalist composer Vini Reilly, The Durutti Column were one of the first acts signed to Factory Records. Thanks to Reilly’s instantly recognisable guitar playing their music stood out from the more intense post-punk bands of the time. Cherry Red have recently acquired material from 2001-2009,

Girls Go For Gold

Girls At Our Best were a post-punk favourite of the 1980s, represented recently by a 3-CD deluxe edition of their cult classic Pleasure!  We represent all of their recordings, including the fizzy mix of pop melody and punk energy of indie hit ‘Go For Gold’, recently used on the

Feel Fulfilled!

Founded in 1999, Fullfill Records was a UK independent label which worked with  established, largely left field acts for their new recordings. Key artists included the talented singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, two maverick Manchester acts born in the post-punk era (The Fall, The Durutti Column), the late folk legend John Martyn and Chicago

Avatar – Pandora’s Rocks?

We're happy to announce the acquisition of Avatar Record & Screenworks Ltd., an independent label co-run by Jon Brewer and Robert Patterson, active from 1980 to 1983. Its catalogue includes albums by 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' bands Chevy and Dark Star, Nik Turner's Inner City Unit, soul legend Edwin Starr, Michael Strange And

Lights…Kamera…Action!

Launched in 1981 by veteran producer/label boss Miki Dallon, the Kamera label was responsible for a clutch of fascinating punk, post-punk, new wave and synth pop records. The imprint was christened in fine style with ‘Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul’ by Manc mavericks The Fall.  Other highlights included releases by punk band Charge, folk-influenced

Style & Substance

Next Friday, we release a 3-CD box set, entitled 1979: Revolt Into Style, which remembers a momentous year of post-punk, new wave, power pop and other UK styles. Cherry Red controls the rights to many tracks on this new compilation by the likes of The Fall, Alternative TV, The